Reel cleaning and repair is a multi-step process. When I receive your reel for service, it will be completely disassembled. The parts will then be pre-cleaned and inspected for any wear or damage. If any parts are needed, you will be contacted with an estimate of the costs. After the reel has been disassembled, the bearings will be soaked in a strong solvent to penetrate and break up all deposits of old oil and grit. The rest of the parts will go into an ultrasonic cleaning tank for a deep cleaning of hard to reach areas. After the bearings have soaked, they will be placed on a shaft and spun at high rpm while still submersed in solvent. This will finish the flushing process and they will then be placed in the ultra sonic tank for final cleaning. Your reel will now be reassembled and lubricated with premium grade synthetic lubricants.
If I find worn or damaged parts that effect the actual performance of the reel, and the cost of those parts don't exceed a reasonable amount, they will be replaced. Examples of such parts would be corroded bearings, shims, clips etc. If your reel needs any major parts such as gears or if the total of parts needed exceeds a reasonable amount, you will be contacted with an estimate of costs. If you agree to the cost, I will do the repair and continue with the cleaning process. If you don't want to pay for the cost of the parts, or if they are not available, you will be given the option of having your reel finished with the worn parts, or you can have your reel returned to you by paying only the $10.00 inspection fee. It is important to note that not all reels can be repaired. Many have been discontinued and parts are not available. I will make every effort to locate the needed parts or to find parts that will cross fit from similar reels. If you don't want any parts replaced at all, without prior authorization, even small parts, then please indicate that preference on the service forms. If you know of or have noticed any problems or concerns, then please indicate that on the service forms also. Parts that are not affecting the actual usability or performance of the reels will not be replaced unless requested. Examples of such would be cosmetic issues, chips, cracks, of external parts that are still functional. If you notice any cosmetic issues or broken parts you want replaced, please indicate those on the service forms. We will then make every effort to locate those parts and replace them if available.
CLEAN AND TUNE PREMIUM SERVICE
The clean and tune premium service is the highest level of reel cleaning and tuning we offer. With this service, your reel will be completely disassembled. Every part of the reel will be cleaned of all old grease and residue. The friction points of the reel will be micro polished to reduce friction and increase performance. The clean and tune premium service also includes the use of advanced, longer lasting full synthetic lubricants such as Tungsten Disulfide on the friction points and TSI 301 in the spool bearings. After the bearings have been completely cleaned they will be soaked in a treatment designed for stainless steal bearings. This bearing soak bonds to the metal on a molecular level. Stainless steel is actually very porous. This treatment will fill most of the microscopic pores resulting in a smoother surface that will spin with less friction. The bearings will then be lubed with long lasting TSI 301 which is much thinner than traditional oils. The clean and Tune Premium service will increase the performance and reliability of quality reels without spending a lot of money on costly upgrades.
NEW REEL FLUSH AND TUNE
This service is for new reels only. If you're looking for increased performance and advanced synthetic lubrication right out of the box, then this service is for you. This service doesn't include any cleaning. With the new reel flush and tune we remove the bearings from your reel, flush them out and then treat them with the bearing treatments and TSI 301 synthetic high speed bearing lube. The stock grease will be removed from the gears and replaced with full synthetic grease. With this service, any friction points that can be improved with micro polishing will get that also. Please do not request this service for reels that have been used. Any reels sent in for this service that are not in new, clean condition will receive the premium clean and tune service and will be charged accordingly.
If you are looking for ultimate performance, there are several upgrades that can be done. Most manufacturers use ABEC 3 rated bearings. Stainless steel replacement bearings are available in both ABEC 5 and ABEC 7 ratings. There are several options available with ceramic bearings as well. Contact me for replacement bearing prices. You may also want to consider upgrades to your drag system. There are several new options to upgrade drag performance. If you're looking for a truly custom reel, we can do that as well.
Cleaning and Parts Replacement
Please do not send any reels without an appointment.
Contact us to check current turn around times and to schedule a time to send your reels.
Most freshwater baitcast and spinning reels
Clean and Tune Premium Service : $29.95
New reel flush and tune service : $19.95
Please contact us for pricing on saltwater and 2 speed reels.
Prices are for labor only. Any parts that are replaced will be an extra charge.
There will be extra charges for reels that are corroded or extremely dirty, or for any conditions that require extra work.
Shipping costs are the customers responsibility. We use USPS Priority Mail, with signature required, for return shipping. The cost of the shipping will be added to the final bill. Please use the shipping service of your preference for shipping your reels to us, but please include signature required. We do not accept responsibility for lost or stolen packages. Signature required insures that your package will not be left unattended
Please pick up or pay for your reels promptly after being notified that they are ready. When your reels are done, we will make every reasonable effort to contact you at the contact information you provided. Any reels not paid for within 90 days of notification that they are ready,will be sold or disposed of.